UFO Conjecture(s)

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Why don't gays see UFOs?

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Or blacks? Or Latinos? Or any other minority?

UFO witnesses and so-called abductees (experiencers) are invariably white, middle-class or lower class persons.

Aside from Barney Hill and Lonnie Zamora and a very few others, the predominant minority classes are under-represented when it comes to UFO sightings or alleged alien abductions,

Gays never report UFO sightings. (Closeted gays – homosexuals – may do so but those who are overtly gay do not.)

What does this tell us about the phenomenon?

It seems to confirm Carl Jung’s thesis that flying saucers are a myth concocted by the mind of Western Civilization man.

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Or, if UFOs are real, tangible objects, they lie outside the interest or experience of those who are suffused with concerns that are more practical or hard-shipped.

That is, UFOs are the purview of those with too much time on their hands or have a need to make their boring lives more interesting.

The panoply of ufologists is comprised of those very middle-class blokes who have no credentials for anything significant.

Persons with careers that mean something are not attracted to ufology. And those who have economic survival needs are not inclined to see or report UFO sightings; they have more immediate interests.

Gays are completely involved with sexual seductions, so UFOs elude their conscious, existential endeavors.

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What has sustained the UFO mystery is the rapt attention they get from all those who don’t have a stake in society or any societal cachet. The white, middle and lower-middle class UFO mavens or viewers of UFOs need something to confirm their humdrum existences, and UFOs fulfill a need to make their lives (somewhat) meaningful.

Gays, African-Americans, Hispanics, and other groups making up the sub-stratum of American society couldn’t care less about UFOs, and UFOs don’t impact them or their senses.

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But Caucasian members of American society (and that includes white Canadians) have a need to or desire to feel part of the society which ignores them when it comes to making a difference in the world.

Mexico’s inhabitants, excluded by the wealth of its northern neighbor, also are quick to use UFOs to garner a claim to importance that they don’t have economically or politically.

So, one can conclude that UFOs are grist for the desire and needs of the red-necks and/or scruffy members of America’s middle class, with used to be called the Silent Majority, but is very noisy when it comes to UFOs.

Monday, January 21, 2008

UFOs: Cameras “in absentia”

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The dearth, or complete absence, of photographs, and therefore, cameras apparently, during the O’Hare Airport sighting of November 2006 is mimicked by the January 2008 Stephenville, Texas sighting of January 2008.

This was also the case during the whole Roswell episode of 1947: no photos of the debris field, the debris itself, or anything else for that matter, excluding the press photos of balloon fragments allegedly belonging to the wreckage that was thought to be a crashed flying disk.

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Since YouTube, Flickr, and other online internet photo sites are fraught with thousands of inane pictures, and ABC’s America’s Funniest Videos contains, each week, a plethora of idiotic video captures, one has to wonder why those cameras and cell phones are never at the ready when a UFO occurrence takes place.

This is also the case, somewhat, for so-called UFO abduction events. That is, some persons contend they are repeatedly abducted by aliens, but none of those persons has had the wherewithal to put cameras or other detecting devices in their bedrooms to capture photos or evidence of their UFO captors or the abduction episode.

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Setting up surreptitious observation material is common among those who have children and think their nannies or housekeepers may be abusing the kids.

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Even NBC’s “To Catch a Predator” has succeeded in capturing video of child molesters, without too much aggravation in setting up their stings.

So why don’t abductees do the same?

Some current History Channel programs (Monster Quest for one) show investigators arranging cameras and traps to capture evidence of unusual creatures of the paranormal or crypto-zoological.

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SciFi’s “Ghost Hunters” does the same for ethereal beings said to inhabit (or haunt) places.

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But when it comes to UFOs or alien abductions, cameras just seem not to be available.

This is part of the problem with the whole UFO phenomenon: it is betrayed by the klutziness of those who “see” them or are fodder for their kidnappings.